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01/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Remember Then  

“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.” 

Christina Rossetti
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I love this golden oldies - such as this one from 1962!

BONUS - - Remember Then - Larry Chance and the Earls, 1962


Larry Chance and the Earls were a popular recording group from the 1960s formed in The Bronx, New York. In 1962, their single "Remember Then" was a hit, and "Life Is But a Dream," "Never" and "I Believe" also charted. As the oldies revival scene started a strong run in the early 1970s and 1980s, the Earls became one of the most requested groups in the doo-wop genre. They are still actively performing and remain on the oldies circuit...

The Earls are one of the New York City doo-wop success stories. Discovered singing on the street corner in front of subway station, the Earls took the original black doo-wop street corner harmony sound, and refined and expanded it for new audiences.

Larry Chance was the driving force behind the group's formation and success. Larry grew up in Philadelphia and attended high school with Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and Danny Rapp of Danny and the Juniors. But it was not until 1957 that he moved with his parents to the Bronx after high school, that his musical career took off...


    Happy Birthday today to   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late      Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA!

      Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND   My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of LA;

08 -      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND  Bill Collins ('63) AND Ruth Thom Chapman ('63);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013)!

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND  Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 05, 19__ - Really ? Nuffin happened?!?  How can this be?!?


Tuesday, January 05, 1965 - Footballer and actor Vinnie Jones was born Vincent Peter Jones in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

Tuesday, January 05, 1965 - High jumper Patrik Sjöberg was born Jan Niklas Patrik Sjöberg in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden.

From My Friend, Jon, of MO - 01/02/15:

“I am so thoroughly convinced that if we don’t set goals in our life and learn how to master the techniques of living to reach our goals, we can reach a ripe old age and look back on our life only to see that we reached but a small part of our full potential. When one learns to master the principles of setting a goal, he will then be able to make a great difference in the results he attains in this life.”

- M. Russell Ballard
(b. 08 Oct 1928)

    Thanks so much, Jon!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/15 - "Tips and Sleep Through The Storm":



Since I had been selling water beds for almost four years, I thought I had heard every question imaginable. But then a customer asked me, "Can you deliver it filled with water?"

Stunned, I replied, "Are you kidding? It would weigh over twelve hundred pounds!"

After a short pause, she said, "Could you do it if I helped you carry it in?"


Bertha was worried about her husband George, so one day she took him to the doctor's. As the doctor called George in and looked him over, George began insisting, "There's nothing wrong with me. I know, because God takes care of me."

"What do you mean?" asked the doctor.

"Well," George responded, "when I go to the bathroom he turns the light on and off."

The doctor decided he had better talk to both George and his wife, so he called Bertha into the room and began to explain, "George says God turns the light on and off for him when he goes to the bathroom. Is it true that --"

"DARN IT , George!" Bertha burst out, "How many times do I have to tell you not to pee in the fridge?"



“The virtue of anyone or anything is solely in our perspective.
See gold, and there is gold; see lead and there is lead.
If you see this thistle as a thorny nuisance, then it is a weed.
If you appreciate its bright pink bloom, then it is a flower.
It becomes what you name it. The power is in your choice, your perspective, your speaking.”

~ Author Unknown To Me


Wisdom Tip - Dating Safety Tips

Online dating

1. Do not include any personal information in your profile. Reputable dating sites have a privacy policy so that their members can be part of a safe online dating environment and any personal information given will not be revealed to others.

2. Take your time getting to know someone online before giving any personal information about yourself and before arranging to meet.

3. Don’t lie in your profile or upload a fake photograph. Do you want to meet someone who is faking his/her identity or photo?

4. It is a good idea to set up a free email account like Yahoo. This way you do not have to use your main personal email address in the event that you no longer wish to have contact with a member.

5. Be careful if you think a member is lying to you. Beware of someone who pressures you for anything including personal details or an early date.

6. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable stop messaging him/her. Reputable dating sites provide features for you to report inappropriate messaging or even blocking these users.

Offline dating

1. If you would like to meet someone "offline" only reveal minimal information to begin with. Start with your email address and then maybe your mobile. As email and even phone number can be changed easily if necessary.

2. If you call another member use the "block my number" feature to prevent your number appearing on his/her phone.

3. If you arrange to meet someone, always make sure the meeting point is in a public place and preferably in daylight for the first meeting. Always let someone else know who you are going to meet, where you are going and what time you should be back home.

4. If you're drinking alcohol, don’t drink too much and never leave your drink unattended.

5. Finally, be sensible and trust your instincts – they are usually right!

By Cenk Butunley from London United Kingdom



In 1582, the Gregorian calendar, which marks January 1 as the new year, was adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.

January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.

"Auld Lang Syne" was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788. He may have based it on a folk song. The words auld lang syne mean "times gone by".

The first rooftop celebration atop One Times Square, a fireworks display, took place in 1904 and was produced by The New York Times to inaugurate their new headquarters in Times Square and celebrate the renaming of Longacre Square to Times Square.

The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907. In 1942 and 1943 the ball lowering was suspended due to the wartime dimout.

The original New Year's Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was five feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.



Mountain Wings

Sleep Through The Storm

Sam Cooke looked up from under the tractor he was fixing to see a middle-aged, well-built man standing there quietly waiting for him. To Sam’s inquiry the man gave his name as Bill Jeffers – his business, handyman.

He was inquiring about the “Handy Man Wanted” sign on Sam’s gate. Sam needed a helper, but he wanted to be sure he got a good one, so he asked the stranger, “What can you do?”

The reply, “I can sleep through a storm,” didn’t make sense and sounded as though the man might be a little on the “cracked” side.

Repeated questions brought on the same answer, calm and direct, “I can sleep through a storm.” Impatiently Sam Cooke expressed his misgivings about hiring Jeffers by telling him that there was another man applying for the job, and to come back next Saturday to see if it was still open.

Saturday morning Jeffers was on hand early, inquiring about the job which he knew wasn’t filled because the sign was still up on the gate. The interview was the same as before; with “I can sleep through a storm” Jeffers’ only answer. By this time, Sam was desperate for a helper, so he hired the man on a trial basis.

In the weeks that followed, Sam was to find that Bill Jeffers was the best worker he had ever seen. Whatever needed doing got done, and well, and both men were pleased with the arrangement.

The farmer was willing to forget that his hired man talked a little “peculiar” when asked what he could do.

Then one night came the storm. Lightning had been flickering on the horizon when they went to bed, but when Sam awoke about midnight; the storm was almost on them. He quickly pulled on his clothes and went to the hired man's room to wake him up so that together they could put the farm in shape for the storm, see that the doors were closed, the tractor covered, the livestock inside, and a number of other things.

Pound as he might on Bill’s door, there was no response, and Sam angrily went rushing out to put the place in shape, muttering about his stupidity in hiring a man you couldn’t waken when you needed him most, resolving to fire him in the morning.

When Sam got to the barn, all the doors were already closed, the tractor was indoors, the livestock were all bedded down; everything was all set. As he slowly undressed after his unnecessary trip around the farm in the rain, Sam Cooke at last knew what his hired man had meant by, “I can sleep through a storm.”

Jeffers did his work so well, so thoroughly that he did not need to worry in the time of storm. He knew that everything was right.

If we live our lives the same way, the storm times will never bother us, because we will be ready for them.

~taken from "Have A Little Faith" by Mitch Albom~

   Thank you, Shari!

From FlyLady of NC - 01/04/15 - "Think Before You Speak":

     AMEN! Thank you so very much, FlyLady! This is critically important! Words carelessly blurted out can never be recalled, and often leave lasting scars on their targets!

“For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they would like.”

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#12 in a series of 30)":
     An alien in our midst! 

How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!


BONUS REMEMBER THEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Easy Window Shade Pulls - "These free crochet shade pull patterns were originally published in the 1940s in The American Thread Company's Puritan Crochet Book." - Persian Print Afghan - "This free crochet pattern for a Persian print afghan was origiannly published around 1952 by Coats and Clarks in Afghans Book No. 289."

BONUS REMEMBER THEN RECIPES: - Country Cooking: 48 Best-Loved Southern Comfort Recipes - "For good old-fashioned Southern comfort, it doesn't get much better than hearty portions of homestyle favorites. We're servin' up plenty of country cooking recipes in our collection of 48 best-loved Southern Comfort Recipes, including country chicken recipes and Southern dessert recipes. These down-home favorites will bring the country right into your kitchen!"

From - 01/04/14:
A pregnant woman was involved in a car accident and fell into a deep coma.

Asleep for nearly six months, she awoke and saw that she was no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asked the doctor about her baby.

The doctor replied, "Ma'am, you had twins! A boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them."

The woman thought to herself, "Oh no, not my brother -- he's an idiot!" Expecting the worst, she asked the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"

"Denise," the doctor says.

The new mother thought, "Wow, that's not a bad name! Guess I was wrong about my brother. I like Denise!" Then she asked the doctor, "What's the boy's name?"

The doctor replied, DeNephew.

1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/27/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Remember Then

Written by Beverly Ross, Tony Powers and Stan Vincent

Recorded by Larry Chance and The Earls, 1962

Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop
Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop
Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop then
Then, remember then

[Backups continue with intro while lead sings a series of "whoa oh-oh's" and a "Remember then"]

That night we fell in love
Beneath the stars above
That was a lovely summer night
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Mixture again]

Summer's over
Our love is over
To lose that love was such a sin
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Backups:] Remember, re-mem-mem, mem-mem-mem-mem-ber
[Lead:] Our love is in the past
[Backups:] patta-past
[Lead:] Oh, has it gone so fast
[Backups:] patta-past
[Lead:] Why couldn't our love last?
[Backups:] Can't last
[Backups:] Wop, wop, patta patta pop-pop, shoo-wop-dah bop bop, ooh

I'm broken-hearted now
Since we have parted now
My mind wanders now and then
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Backups:] Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber
[Mixture again]

[New mixture Backups sing several "oop shoop, shang-a lang, jigga bop's"
and the lead does "ahh-ooh-ooh" and other falsetto variations]


"Remember Then" midi courtesy of - 01/06/11 (sic)

"Remember Then" courtesy of - 01/06/11 (sic)

Double Heart clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/10/09
Thanks, John Darlin'!

Divider Line 151 clip art courtesy of - 02/01/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC, Navy, and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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